Stabilize Soil with Polyurethane
In Arkansas, we often have structural issues that occur due to unstable or eroded soil around infrastructure. This can result in damage to homes and businesses. So what causes soil to become unstable and what can you do about it? How do you stabilize soil with polyurethane?
Erosion of the soil usually occurs when water, wind or human action move dirt soil or rock. Soil erosion is the displacement of the upper layer of the soil. It’s a natural process that can go on unnoticed due to rains or plant growth but sometime it can be a dramatic event such as a landslide.
When the construction of roads, homes and infrastructure occurs it is imperative that the soil beneath has been property compacted. If soil isn’t compacted, concrete can settle and crack. Some soil types with high clay or excess salt are more easily compacted where as soil with high water content can have problems with compaction. Sometimes soil isn’t properly compacted during the construction process and it leads to problems down the road,
Freezing and Thawing
When the water is the soil freezes it expands and as it thaws it contracts causing movement in the soil. It can loosen soil and increase soil instability.
Organic material in the soil is broken down over time with the decomposition and this leads to changes in the soil and soil instability.
Stabilize Soil with Polyurethane Solutions
Polyurethane can be injected into the soil to strengthen and stabilize it. It’s a quick process and it is cost-effective. The process is also safe for the environment. Deep polyurethane injection is a permanent solution to stabilize the soil. It decreases the permeability of the soil and also increases the load-bearing capacity above the soil so structures built above that soil can be safe and sound. Where can you use polyurethane to stabilize the soil? There are so many applications:
- Commercial Foundations
- Slab Foundations
- Railroad Tracks
- Parking Lots
- Airport Runways
Find out if polyurethane for soil stabilization is right for you. Whether you are a home owner, business owner or you are looking for soil stabilization for a municipal or industrial application our team can help!